October 6, 2005

Productivity in the midst of chaos

After my car adventure yesterday (what? a link to my personal blog? oh, well—the secret's out for all 1.273510... readers), it turns out I wasn't half-bad in the productivity department. I sent out a rejection notice (which required piecing together a picture from five reviews), loaded the new version of SAS on my work laptop, started looking at Florida 1999-2000 and 2000-01 data for the attrition/graduation analysis, edited materials for one class's interview project, and a few other odds and ends. I'm behind on reading some revisions for EPAA, as well as other things (it's an eternal job, so I'm very glad it's enjoyable), but we have an article to come out tomorrow, and the following one is mostly put together (need feedback from the author), so that's in pretty good shape. I need to do some union stuff in the next day, teach, pick up my son and then take everyone and the toad to the vet for an afternoon appointment. And I'm sure there are other things as well that's not currently in mind.

This is why I try not to keep to-do lists in my head (thanks to A.G. Rud, and that's credit for helping, not responsibility for my absent-mindedness).

Oh, and there's an interesting e-mail correspondence that's come from my union e-mail newsletter item about academic freedom. I wish it included the administration, but you can't have everything that's sensible in life. More later...

Added later: Hmmmn... I didn't intend to give off the impression that writing a rejection letter for a journal was productive in itself—more a matter that any letter that isn't an outright acceptance requires some care in giving guidance to the author(s). Listen to this article
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